150112 Art Talk 12 Jan 2015: The Artist and World Conflict

An illustrated talk by Brian Nicholls

Date: Monday 12th Jan 2015 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: The Artist and World Conflict

Lecturer:  Brian Nicholls

A single provocative act of terrorism in June 1914 was to plunge Europe into an immediate vortex of brutality, the effect of which was to result in two world wars.

Artists who had hitherto ,  portrayed war , as a remote,  glorious, and even romantic, happening now began to face up to the stark reality.

Many, reluctantly, turned away from civilian pursuits and joined the armed forces. They were to see the effects of modern warfare at close quarters.

 

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